Category Archives: Relationships

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Yeah, This Is Pretty Much How Men And Women Fight

Two cats act out a pivotal scene from an upcoming episode of “Days of Our Lives.” OK, maybe not, but is this not the most hilarious and realistic portrayal of a fight between two lovers? [Buzzfeed] Keep reading »

Dear Wendy: How To Handle An Overly Dependent BFF

I am a freshman in college and am loving it. I had no trouble making the transition and while I miss my family, I’ve found it relatively easy to settle into my new situation. Before moving in, I had to say goodbye to my best friend, which was the toughest thing I’ve ever had to do. For years we have shared everything. We agree on almost everything and love each other’s company. I really do not believe I will ever meet anyone who I could love and rely on as much as I do with her. The problem is that she doesn’t like her college. She’s been talking of transferring to my school and has been making repeated visits to see me. I love getting to see her, but like I said before, we shared everything. It almost got irritating (to me–I’ve never seen any indication that she felt this way). I would make a friend and then they would become her friend too. I would find something I had an interest in and she would adopt the hobby too. I was starting to feel like I wasn’t my own person. For the past few years I’ve actually enjoyed being her second half, but now that I’m in college I’ve been enjoying my independence. The bottom line is that I don’t want her here. More importantly though, I don’t want to hurt her feelings, especially since, like I said, I don’t ever anticipate caring about someone as much as I care about her. What should I do? Is there anything to be done? — Miss Independent

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Girl Talk: Is A Lack Of Physical Attraction Really A Cover-Up For Other Relationship Issues?

On yesterday’s episode of “The Tyra Show,” Tyra spoke with a married couple who were barely having sex because the woman no longer felt attracted to her husband. She said she wasn’t attracted to him since he put on weight and admitted that when they did have sex, all she could think about was getting it over with. The audience seemed to be expecting a big ol’ whale when her husband walked out on stage, but the guy was actually pretty average looking. As a result, the experts on the panel concluded that there must be other issues in their marriage, if the wife was that repulsed physically, and the audience agreed. So do I. Keep reading »

A Super Mario Land Proposal

And this, ladies, is why you want to marry a geek. Because he will hack your Super Mario Land game so that it proposes. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

365 Days In Paris: Breaking Up Is Easy To Do?

My only other relationship with a French guy was a short-lived fling towards the end of my junior year abroad in Paris. Knowing I was leaving soon, we started off light and casual, but a month into things he broke it off. We met up late (as usual) for a drink when he told me, “I’m not in love with you; therefore, I can’t make love to you anymore.” It seemed like the most absurd excuse—since when did hooking up with a girl who was leaving the country in two months necessitate love? Offended, I downed the rest of my gin and tonic, stood up and said, “I’m going.” It was perhaps my most “Sex and the City” moment. God, I was angry.

Up until now, I’d always looked at that experience as the most ridiculous way to break up with someone. Now, in a completely ironic twist, I decided to use the same strategy to break up with Mr. Cupid. Keep reading »

For The Week Of October 19-25, 2009

Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

You’re going to have to let all those little annoying opinions and condescending comments slide, because if you don’t, it’ll drain you of more energy than it’s worth. It’s time to get a thicker skin. Don’t take things you hear so personally, as it’s just that time of the year where there will seem to be less sensitivity in regard to you. You just have to roll with the punches.

Libra (September 23 – October 22)

Chill out and examine the facts. You are under no obligation to make any fast decisions right now, so put everything on hold if you must. Time to focus your energy on building your esteem and getting back in control — and if this means spoiling yourself rotten with a new image and extravagance, then so be it. Even the stars are saying it’s time to splurge!

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

All those crazy ideals you’ve had flashing in your head and visions you thought would never come to pass will start getting pieced together like a funky puzzle where you just know the bigger picture is even more grandiose than first imagined. Enjoy the views. This is a time you should savor every second, as it is the start of a legendary moment in your life.

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)

Your intuition will be so blaringly on point that you won’t be able to make any more excuses for people or situations you can’t accept as bad. Stop trying to fight it — your idealism won’t win. Bite the bullet now. This is your window of opportunity to escape as unscathed as possible. Otherwise, the cuts will only get deeper and more intense from here.

Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)

Bitter people will try to compete with you. If you give in to their jabs, you will only be asking for trouble, as your energy will get steered in the wrong direction, making you a bundle of nerves that won’t be giving off any enjoyable energy to make you f**kable to the outer world. So with that said, take full advantage of having your VM pick up all unwanted calls.

Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)

If you focus on the lighter things in your life and keep sweeping the serious issues under the rug, it will give you all the insight you will eventually need to deal with those harder problems. Otherwise, trying to tackle it from such a hardcore state of mind will only wind up giving you migraines and an overriding feeling of guilt — AKA, no fun.

Pisces (February 19 – March 20)

As long as you say it, it will happen. Although it might not be exact to your order, trust the universe is working on your side and wanting to see your dreams happen. While you will get what you want, be patient: it’ll wind up even better. Until then, enjoy the ride.

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

Your sex drives amps up to insatiable levels, making you a fiend. Be discriminating with how you give it out, as all are not worthy. Besides, if you really want to get off right, it’ll require a man with a strong hand, the type that makes you want more without feeling desperate. Yes, sex, respect and hotness can be one and the same if you are prudent with picking the right player.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

As long as you can keep a sense of balance in your life and stick to boundaries with people who take more than they give, then you will be OK. This week, demands will intensify and you will have to maintain your balance with all your might. Although offers that come in will seem good initially, do take your time before signing on any dotted line.

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

This won’t be an easy week for love, as you’ll have to put in some manual labor to help out your honey. Seems the mundane parts of the relationship will be taking precedence, which will slightly bore you. While you’ll rationalize that every relationship has its downs to balance out the ups, you do have to wonder how soon that feeling should occur. From there, it’s up to you.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

A sudden shift in your emotions happens later this week, throwing you into a panic and making you have to think fast to make up for the bonehead decisions you’ve already made. This will put you on the fast track to try and win back that missed opportunity. Not to say he is the answer to your dreams, but you will never know unless you really quell that curiosity.

Leo (July 23 – August 22)

You have all the world rooting you on; don’t screw it up! Give others something to write home about and prove yourself to be the sign of the romantic. Seems current ruts you will be thrown into will give you the perfect platform to create some drama and attention to act as the savior. Know this is also a test of your creativity. Play to win and show others how it’s done.

6 Quick Pick-Me-Ups For A Glum Guy

Sometimes your dude may need a pick-me-up rather than mere relationship maintenance. Here are six quick (non-sexual, because AM Delight is not always an option) things you can do for your dude if he’s feeling a little blue. Keep reading »

Bad Breakup? 10 Things To Remember

He’s the perfect height. He has perfect hands. You love his sister. You love his scent. How can you be with someone who doesn’t know how to play the tuba? Or speak French? He is perfect and everything about him is perfect by association. The problem is he doesn’t want to be with you. And now you’re never going to find love again. Right? Wrong. Here is what you need to remember: Keep reading »

Love Vandal: There’s No Forcing Love

Reader Elena spotted this truth in Marburg, Germany.

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Can First Impressions Be Deceiving?

According to one of my former boyfriends, he absolutely hated me when first we met. I have to say the feeling was mutual. I had just gotten off a red-eye from New York to London and was tired, cranky, and hadn’t showered. No wonder he didn’t love me right off the bat.

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